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, to condoleezza rice, the other big moments from the rnc. and as president obama gets set to make his case for four more years, our panel previews next week's democratic convention in charlotte. ♪ president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. (cheer (cheers) >> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. republican presidential nominee mitt romney bringing down the house with that line in tampa thursday night. there's no question it was the most important speech of his career, how did he do and what did it tell about the campaign to come. let's welcome the wall street journal columnist, dan henninger, dorothy rabinowitz, kim strassel. dan one of the main goals of the convention to improve the image of mitt romney with independent voters, undecided voters. did they accomplish that? >> they most personal accomplished that, they have proven, i think, with all of the testimonials from people that mitt romney is a good person, a great guy, and even a caring businessman. now, this is a politica
obama's thunder. ladies and gentlemenn, governor mike huckabee. hello, everybody. thank you, thank you very much. great crowd here today in new york. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studio in new york city. having returned from the republican national convention in tampa. i have thoughts. for one thing. that magic moment with clintt eastwood. pretty spectacular really. we have tried to get president obama on this show for years and he's turned us down every time. now it is easy. we just bring the chair out. [applause] maybe if i have the chair he will magically appear just like harry reid's imaginary friendsppear from time to time. we didn't miss losing that first night of the convention which was cancelled because of the possibility of bad weather. it was a tough but appropriate call given the weather forecast. by the way, the three networks were covering only one hour anyway. if there was a session viewers on cable would have been stuck watching hawaii 50 reruns. going forward. the parties ought to have a two night convention and two hours to put on their shows and they are
picture. when it came last night in mitt romney's speech talking about the promise of president obama back in 2009, as if he and the rest of the republicans tried their best to work with the president after the election. let's watch this one. >> four years ago, i know that many americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. that choice was not the choice of our party, but americans always come together after elections. we're a good and generous people. and we're united by so much more than what divides us. i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. but his promises gave way to disappointments and division. >> well, today in its lead editorial "the new york times" called the notion that republicans rallied behind president obama, quote, an extraordinary reinvention of history. quote, the truth, rarely heard this week in tampa, is that the republicans charted a course of denial and obstruction from the day mr. obama was inaugurated. determined to deny him a second term by denying him any achievement, no matter what the cost to the e
>> author david maraniss and his book, barack obama, the story. .. to discuss his latest book barack obama the story and then take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> david maraniss you write in barack obama the story that no life could have been more the product of randomness than that of barack obama. >> guest: it's the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu, hawaii in 1950. a father that happens to become ill from kenya because he rads a story that describes the university of hawaii as a great place because its diversity, and a mother that has a father with a wanderlust that is never satisfied the and he ends up selling furniture than the meat in the russian class and here comes barack obama who emerges as a whole global treen amex systems until he becomes president of the united states. >> host: >> guest: in butler county is where obama's mother grew up and natalie and the rest of the store in topeka which is the state capital because he lived there for a short time. his father, the president's great grandfather was an auto repair man and a great-grandmother w
. barack obama loses. people know what barack obama has to sell. and they know that he didn't deliver what he said he would deliver and i think that's a big problem for him. but independents don' generally break toward the incumbent. they know what barack obama promised, they know what he delivered. they know that the economy is in the ditch. so i like where we're at. >> what is mitt romney have to do? we've talked about biographies, he's got to reveal more about himself. and that's been said a lot and i think it's crucially important. there's also as you said, independent voters, undecided voters, softly committed voters who feel that washington doesn't work and they're right about that and nothing will change. what does mitt romney have to say to folks who are going to be watching him about how he actually gets things done. how he, not only does he have a vision for the country. how he has a road map in washington to get it done under these circumstances. >> i think the mitt romney story is a story of a guy who lives his life on metrics, setting goals and meeting goaltends. the president
things better? >> is a perennial questions in elections and the case of romney against obama. explicitly and implicitly, the president has to answer that charge. they have tried in chicago for the last year to say this isn't just a referendum on us. it's a choice. you're going to hear that framing throughout this convention in charlotte. i will say, i think they're going to do more to try to go back and litigate his record that people now expect or that they have done previously. i think you're going to hear more about, again, about how bad things would be now if he hadn't done the things he did. chris: the republican nominee who has accepted the nomination, mr. romney, governor romney, did he sell, in all of the talk about business, we need a businessman. did he sell his superior ability to fix the competent, do you think this week? >> the speech was light on policy details and towards the end, he did start talking about a plan to create 12 million jobs in america. some economists will say that's was going to be created anyway over the next few years. he talked about a need to make amer
in charlotte . can barak obama recapture the magic of his convention four years ago. we'll discuss the plan this week that david axelrod top strategist for the obama campaign. it is it a fox news sunday exclusive . how will the democrats defend the president's economic record. we'll ask convention expert antonio villaraigosa . we'll ask our sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in the campaign. all right now on "fox news sunday". and hello again from fox news, today in the queen city charlotte, north carolina, site of the democratic national convention. our sky box is high up in the time warner arena, home of the bob cats and starting tuesday, first two days of the convention and happy labor day weekend everyone. the holiday used to signal the start of the campaign, both sides have hit each other hard for monthings. the democrats prepare to nominate obama for a second term. we are joined by top strategist david axelrod. >> guest: thank you, chris. >> chris: anyone in the democratic convention four years ago remembers the magic there and since of hope andendless possibili
will have a better future. it is not what we were promised. i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. but his promises gave way to disappointments and division. this isn't something we have to accept. now is the moment when we can do something, and with your help, we will do something. [ applause ] now is the moment when we can stand up and say i'm an american, i make my destiny, we deserve better. my children deserve better, my family deserves better, my country deserves better. >>> question, did the republican convention improve mitt romney's presidential prospects? mortmort zuckerman? >> i think he had to have a platform on which he could appeal to the american public and i think by and large that worked. i think he was often trying to appeal to women and there were a number of things said and done that would i think haven deared him to the voters who are women. and finally, he did a very good job, it seems to me, without being nasty about it, about saying look, the obama administration has been a failure and failure is not an orphan. there is a father for
. >>> as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama convince skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance. we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, jim burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls convention the seventh inning stretch of presidential campaigns. halfway through, where do we stand? >> what a welcome, cincinnati! thank you so much. >> the race is still pretty much a tie. romney's crowds in california and florida yesterday were huge. he tried to reach beyond his base. >> we'll finalry have to do something that republicans have spoken about for a long time and for a while. we didn't do it. when we had the lead, we let them down. i will cut the deficit and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> president obama was on offense, in another battleground. iowa. his take on the republican convention, he called it a tire tv rerun that was black and white. >> when governor romney had a chance to let you in on his secret sauce, he didn't offer you a single new idea. it was just a retread of the same old policies that have been
the arena. a speech by president obama. by the way, the national convention of the democrats was the first nominating convention of a major party ever held in the state of north carolina. lots to talk about and preview for you this morning. and dan bowls writes in "the washington post" this morning, why is washington as divided as ever? there's a shot of president obama waving after speaking to thousands of supporters in iowa. the main headline said who stood in the way of change? obama vowed a new era of unity. why is washington as divided as ever. want to ask you that question this morning we welcome your phone calls to the segment as well as your tweets and your e-mails. democrats, call 202-737-0001. republicans, 737-0002. and independents, 202-628-0205. we look forward to hearing from you. why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the at the nowhere of the piece today. he said despite partisanship, there's polarization. deep as it's been in modern time, instead of cooperation, there is confrontation, instead of civility, there's rudeness. the political system seems fro
president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> on this sunday night, high stakes. team obama unleashes a full-court press on the road to the convention. tonight chuck todd and andrea mitchell on what the president needs to do. >>> new evacuations in the gulf. the storm is gone but tonight the danger isn't over. >>> deadly smer in one of america's biggest cities. how residents are fighting to take back the streets. >>> they're going for gold once again tonight in london with kate middleton there cheering them on. >>> and in the doghouse. good dogs, bad behavior and pet owners around the world adding their canine criminals to the lineup. >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed economic polici
for the president. and on thursday, president obama will officially accept the nomination at the dnc along with joe biden for vice president. i'm randi kaye and thank you so much for watching today. continue to conversation with me on twitter. "state of the union" with candy crowley starts right now. >>> the candidate of hope and change returns as president after four years of rough and tumble. i'm candy crowley on the floor of the democratic convention in of the democratic convention in charlotte. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> today, pushing back against the republican national convention. >> if you didn't dvr it, let me recap it for you. everything is bad. it is obama's fault. and governor romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. >> the president's case for four more years and joining me is martin o'malley and bev per due and antonio villaraigosa. and also, we will be joined by eric fehrnstrom and also the other star of the republican national convention, ann romney. and we will be joined by "washington post" chief political writer dan balz
obama as a failed coach after struggling team. while obama says romney will take the country back in time. i'm shannon bream. we have a special hour of live programming. >> shannon: take a look at the real clear politics averages. sever of them are within a margin of error. let's start with the home of democratic convention. tar heel state. mitt romney has a very small lead over president obama. we're talking about less than a pointed. the president has a very slight lead into other key swing states. in iowa where romney campaigned yesterday, same story. president leads by half a point. obama has his biggest lead in colorado there, about a point and a half. governor mitt romney is taking a day off from the campaign trail but he and his surrogates are pushing the message, hitting the president hard on the economy. mr. obama are throwing punches ripping into romney for not offering specifics. steve has the latest. >> reporter: mitt romney is got a plan to keep a low profile during the democratic convention but his vice presidential nominee paul ryan is going to be in north carolina.
. the republicans make their are case. now, it is the democrat the's turn here in charlotte. can barack obama recapture the magic of his convention four years ago? we'll discuss the plan for this week with david axel rod, it as "fox news sunday" exclusive. then how about democrats defend the president's economic record? we'll ask the convention chairman los angeles mayor are antonio villaraigosa. and the romney ticket takes its momentum on the road. we will ask our sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in this it campaign. all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> and hello again from fox news today in the queen city, charlotte, north carolina. site of the democratic national convention. our fox news sky box is high up in the time-warner cable arena, home of the probasketball charlotte bobcats and starting tuesday the first two days of this convention. and happy labor day weekend, everyone, while this holiday used to signal the start of the fall campaign, both sides have been hitting each other hard for months. as democrats prepare to nominate barack obama for a second term
will be doing this weekend, president obama obama and mitt romney and their running mates are on the campaign trail. christina has been following all of the political action. >> after last week's republican national convention and with the democratic convention about to begin, both parties candidates are gearing up for the home stretch. running mates mitt romney and paul ryan both started the day in ohio. ryan cheered on his alma mater, miami university of ohio, as it opened its season. while romney addressed the nation's budget at a campaign rally. >> we're going to finally have to do something that republicans have spoken about for a long time and for a while we didn't do it when we had the lead we let people down. we need to make sure we don't lead them down this time. i will cut the deficit and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> president obama began his final week of campaigning by taking a swing at his opponent's proposals. >> they won't create jobs they won't cut our deficits and they won't strengthen our middle class
obama and mitt romney chasing each other in key battleground states and governor romney holding rallies in cincinnati and florida, yesterday, where he wants to capitalize on the momentum after his party's convention in tampa. we have moved up the road, haven't we? good morning, everybody, welcome to charlotte, north carolina. this will be our home for the next week, i'm bill hemmer, how are you doing, martha. >> martha: good, we are getting settled in, i'm martha mccallum. good morning, everybody, governor romney speaking to big crowds and tapped the president as a failed coach of a struggling team. here's how he said that: >> the president's answer to times like this is -- he said play golf, that is true... but... [laughter]. >> his political answer is, to say, look, let's divide america. let's have americans attack one another, let's be divisive and dismissive and dericive and that is not the right course, i need to ask each one of you, to find one person who voted for barack obama last time. they are out there. you can usually tell where they are, because on their cars, you see the g
will nominate president obama for a second term we are joined by david axelrod. david, welcome back to fox news sunday. >>guest: good to be with you. >>chris: anyone who is at the democratic convention in denver four years ago, remembers the magic there, the sense of hope and endless possibilities. how do you re-capture that magic this week? >>guest: i am glad you have warm memories. we will have a very good time in charlotte. we do not have the problems that the other party has. we are not divided and we do not have to worry about their affection for the president or we do not have the problems and the we inventions convention. we are a unified party, we believe strongly we have to move the country forward around policies that will lift the middle-class, and we will look to the future this weekend and everyone is excited about it. >>chris: mitt romney said the president's real problem is his record. let's look at that. >> every president since the great depression, who came before the american people, asking for a second term, can look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction, you
convention, and their theme seems to be everybody is disappointed in barack obama. they don't say he's a bad guy. it's like from the requested wizard of ozits" when he said, "i'm not a bad man. i'm just a bad wizard." that seems to be what they're saying about barack obama. how do you handle that? >> look, there were three things that you didn't see at the republican convention. you didn't see any new ideas for creating jobs. you didn't see george bush. and you didn't see mitt romney's tax returns. and the fact of the matter is, it was george bush's policy that drove our country into the worst set of problems any president as inherited since franklin delano roosevelt. but facts are facts and we can't deny for 29 months in a row we have seen positive private sect job growth, foreclosures are better than before the president took office. this is hard. these are deep problems. what you're going to see in the next few days here in charlotte, san agenda and a vision for america's future, where our middle class is actually growing, becoming stronger, where we create opportunity. their only idea is
president obama at the democratic national convention in charlotte. unlike four years ago this event is expected to be a much more toned down affair. in 2008, hundreds of thousands tuned in to watch then senator obama accept his party's presidential nomination, enormous greek columns flanked the stage of hollywood. but democratic voters not as fired up this time around. a gallup poll 79% of democrats more enthusiastic of voting compared to 51% of republicans who say they are. that's not the only problem plaguing the dnc convention, high pro vile democrats actively encouraging members of congress to skip the three-day convention to stay home and campaign in their districts and the question whether former president clinton will upstage president obama. clinton, getting up prime time speaking slot wednesday, taking the stage one night before president obama. but having the former president there could back fire. by reminding voters of the sharp contrast between the two presidents. clinton oversaw a boom economy in the 1990's. this president has overseen 42 straight months of unemploymen
graduated from college need not spare any longer at their faded obama posters on the wall and think that a life at home is all the have to vote for. governor romney said -- there's nothing to be ashamed with voting for obama, but if you are disappointed, there is an alternative. many of the partisans like that. in a broader audience, those were lines of attack that might resonate. how concerned are you about a conversation along those lines diminishing the president's possibility of being reelected? guest: you described them as lines, that's what they were. let's be clear, if you go with the mitt romney paul ryan budget, they will cut out student loans. they will cut medicare. essentially, they will this invest in infrastructure needed to stay strong. they will cut taxes that disproportionately impact the super-wealthy and, importantly, are paid for by the middle class. i will not try to suggest that those were not good lines. they definitely got applause. the question is, why did they not speak about their policies? there was not a lot of that. there was soaring rhetoric and good a
did a good job in selling the new theme. the new theme is not barack obama, european socialists. the new theme is disappointment. we were all happy four years ago with his message of hope and change, but there is no hope. there was no change. now we have to move on. whether they believe it or not in the hearts, it is a pretty good team. >> mitch mcconnell almost right out of the box after the election saying our guy is going to defeat this guy. i think they did well. it is a new introduction. this is the moment people will finally start to tune in. labor day weekend. it is the conventions. this is the real deal for the next two months, and i think they did not do anything wacko. all the fringe stuff is completely suppressed. >> except for clint eastwood. >> they had a problem occasionally with factual things, but other than that, they did well. >> i think romney succeeded in convincing the convention that he was one of them. he did present to the american people a state that has some lives, but also came to this convention with from the beginning, the romney story of we wanted t
said it was short on specifics when you look back to the candidate obama speech in 2008 hope and change, there wasn't a lot of specifics there either. >> exactly. i think that governor romney whatever the president did clearly worked and emulate that by giving absolutely no specifics. even though we know that governor romney is unhappy with the fact that there continues to develop nuclear capability, we don't know what he would do differently from president obama to stop iran from doing that. i mean, i think that eventually, eventually someone will ask the republicans what do you mean specifically? but it hasn't happened yet and certainly didn't happen during the convention. >> should the presidential candidate should be pressed more. of course they should. >> we don't know what president obama wants to do the next four years. >> sure, we've had him four years and he's been much more specific. and nobody presses mitt romney and-- he wants to cut everything to the 20% of the gdp. cut taxes to the rich and raise military spending and said last night, whatever, what night was it, thursday
. everything is bad. it's obama's fault. and governor romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. >> the president's case for four more years with marilyn governor mark o'malley, beth purdue and antonio villaraigosa. and also, we will be joined by eric fehrnstrom and also the other star of the republican national convention, ann romney. and we will be joined by "washington post" chief political writer dan balz and jessica yellin, cnn chief white house correspondent. all on this special edition of "state of the union." >>> the president is running for re-election on difficult terrain. no president has won re-election in this economic climate. no president has retaken the presidency over after 8% unemployment, and chairman ben bernanke warn that is the economy is far from satisfactory and the stagnation of the market is of grave concern. and the president's job approval rating has hovered around 50%, and enthusiasm among democrats is down from four years ago. joining me are north carolina governor bev purdue and mayor of los angeles antonio villaraigosa
in tampa. arguing the president has fallen well short of his goals. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. >> now it's the president and the democrats who counter in charlotte. the issue, taxes and spending. debt and entitlement programs like medicare, and key voting groups like women, and latinos. making the case for the white house this morning, an architect of mr. obama's first term, now the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel. also, a special discussion on the politics and strategy of the race. by showcasing ann romney and offering more personal details about himself, did romney forge a new connection with undecided voters? and how will president obama defend himself and his record this week when he takes the stage thursday night? with us, former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. nbc's tom brokaw. "new york times" columnist tom friedman. presidential historian doris kearns goodwin. and the former ceo of hewlett-packard, now working to get more republicans elected to the senate t
national convention. president obama keeping busy on the campaign trail by taking aim at mitt romney. we get more from cnn political editor paul steinhauser. >>> now iowa, this is our first stop on the road to our convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: the president's first stop was sentimental. >> there was a reason for me to begin the journey here in iowa, where it first began. [ cheers ] >> more than four years ago. [ applause ] >> because it was you, iowa, who kept us going when the pundits were writing us off. >> reporter: today he's in colorado, the state where he was first nominated for president four years ago. as he's getting ready for his big speech, mr. obama's criticizing gop challenger mitt romney for offering up reruns at the republican convention. >> if you didn't dvr it, let me recap it for you. [ laughter ] >> everything's bad. it's obama's fault. and governor romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. >> reporter: while the president stumps in colorado, his wingman, vice president joe biden, campaigns in pennsylv
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